*Contributed by Monkeypuzzle
Talented Hunk Alert!
“Chris Dorosz pushes paint in unexpected directions with remarkable results. He has a few distinct techniques, including filling canvases with grids of industrial staples that hold pools of color, and dripping globs of paint onto clear rods or monofilament strands to create fragmented, 3-D objects and figures. His process is equally regimented and relaxed, much like his enviable lifestyle in South Beach: making art, teaching, hitting the gym, and walking the dog. We paid him a visit to grill him about his studio secrets, and discovered a mutual love for a certain female singer. Let’s just say you might see the three of us at Trannyshack‘s Kate Bush Tribute Night.”
“I consider what I do painting. I like the historic implications of painting as a document. It’s a trace of somebody who was living and actually stood there in front of the object at arm’s length working on it. It’s a metaphor for the human presence. It’s just like pushing mud around. I have this vision that when all the electricity goes out and we’re potentially starting over again, we’ll always have mud to push around on a cave wall.” – Chris Dorosz from Interview with EKG at KGED
Chris Dorosz’s recently released textbook, Designing With Color: Concepts and Applications, is available through Fairchild Books.
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with star French chocolatier Patrick Roger, to create a hotel room made from over 10 ton of chocolate. Included in this design is a chocolate young man “companion” holding what looks to be a fudge sickle (slightly awkward). But you are Karl Lagerfeld after all, do what you want. I am just curious if his new chocolate friend is anatomically correct. Skid marks?
In case you missed it…
Gay musicians Tom Goss and Matt Alber sing out against DADT at the US Mall, as well as allowing discharged soldiers to share their stories.
Help! I really am interested in these. It may be a case of giving in to comfort over fashion (although these are quite cute in a probably wouldn’t leave the house in them way, but I wear them all the time at home). Shush, it’s old age.
Furni Black “Rockassins”
On May 9, 2011 Furni will release the second round of their “Rockassin.”
Here’s what the French Canadian blokes have to say, “It’s time to “rock the moc”. We’ve teamed up with a family owned business with almost 40 years of experience making snowshoes, moccasins and other Indian handcrafts here in Canada to offer you these beauties. These crepe soled ankle high moccasins are made from supple “black”leather. Each pair will be skillfully crafted by hand to order in small batches less than 250kms from our Montreal workshop.”
- Rockassins (coolhunting.com)
Clear your calendar for this Sunday, May 1 at 5pm to catch the rising star Tom Goss perform at Kimo’s in San Francisco for his CD release party. For double the pleasure SF’s own Jeb Havens will be performing as well. Join the party, this is where it will be happening on Sunday. Come join the action and show some love.
“Tom Goss is a unique voice among gay singer-songwriters—a former Catholic seminarian turned guitar-toting troubadour whose heartfelt lyrics, hooky melodies and quirky charm have earned him a dedicated national following.
Since he started performing in DC coffeehouses in 2006, the tireless 29-year-old hasn’t let any moss grow under his trademark flip flops: two full-length CDs (Naked Without and Back to Love), two EPs (Rise and The Politics of Love), a live DVD (Live At Terry’s), four music videos—two rose to the #1 and #2 viewer-choice slots on MTV’s LOGO network—and nearly 500 shows in 100 cities nationwide. His latest CD, Turn It Around, releases April 12, supported by a ten-week, 50-city tour.” READ BIO
“My goal is to blend my love of composing electronic and dance music with my love for writing sappy, longing, singer-songwriter-y ballads. “- Jeb
Tickets available at www.tomgossmusic.com/tickets
If you don’t know anything about Tom’s new album then check out the first single by going to www.tomgossmusic.com and you’ll see what you don’t want to miss.
Sunday, May 1
Kimo’s Penthouse Lounge/ kimosbarsf.com
1351 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
I have never had such an informative, enjoyable and dare I say smart conversation about facial hair. My usual conversations goes something like this, ” Uhh, you got something in your beard.”… ” Thanks!” Nick Burns co-author of The Bearded Gentlemen: The Style Guide to Shaving is loaded with helpful information to care for and tame that overgrown bush on your face or perhaps just your upper lip. His extensive back round as a journalist, has covered skin care, fashion, and health for leading magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Details, Elle Accessories, Out, and Zink, and he pens the popular men’s style blog, HommeGrooming.com., makes him over qualified for me to ask him about how to best trim my unruly nose hairs (But I ask anyhow). Nick’s writing is witty and sharp as well as his answers to my questions I brainstormed for him.
Q & A:
Interview by Mike Enders
Nick Burns: Allan wrote a book called 1000 Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair and I interviewed him for a piece I wrote for the New York Times about the return of the mustache–a bunch of hipsters in Williamsburg started sprouting whiskers above their lips in 2008. We worked together on a few other articles after that and when his publisher asked him to write the follow up to 1000 Beards, he asked me to help out.
A B: I would love to call you King of whiskers. What has been the fire under you that make you want to write about the topic?
Nick: I think “King of Whiskers” is too lofty of a title for little old me. Maybe Prince of Whiskers? Well, when your name contains “Nick” and “Burns”, writing about shaving is kind of like your birthright… sort of like being born into the royal family.